2002 GTI bought in Nov 01. Very excited
to get this car. Definately fun to
drive, 5 speed, 1.8T, sweeeet. 25000
miles on my Indigo Blue baby.
Irritating things: Can't keep Indigo
clean! Bird poop damages paint, cheap
rubber coating on interior door handles
peeling, rear speaker quit, center
console latch broke, louvre under
passenger headlight fell out, headlight
replaced, replaced each window
regulator at least three times, check
engine light four times. By now I've
owned the car 2 1/2 years and have had
it at the dealer at least 10 times for
problems above. All relatively minor
problems but what a pain in the keester.
Car hauls ash! Still fun to drive.
Sunroof. Reasonable gas mileage.
Awesome looks. Despite all problems two
different dealers fixed/refixed
everything under warranty and were
Quality issues. Think I may have to go
with a Japanese hybrid.
Great all around sport compact.
factory upgrades like none other, BBS
rims, TT brakes, 6 spd, recaros,
lowered sports suspension, ect... I
love the car I hate the company VWOA
and thier coilpack issues, unhelper
customer service and bad dealerships
have killed my VW experience next time
I'll by an Audi and get the real
RIMS, 6spd, suspension, brakes, seats,
body kit, interior trim, exhaust....
The 1.8T is fun to drive and I haven't
done any modifications. My biggest
gripe/problem is the car is seeing the
dealership more than the road now!
Check engine light has came on 3 times
over the last 3 months...and it's on
again. This is my second VW and I
don't think there will be a 3rd. They
say they only get better and learn from
the consumer...but i guess I'm tired of
being the test market on my account.
Coil pack issue, plastic window clips,
air bag sensor light...what's next?
The interior is very accommodating to
the tall person.
I would like to see VW work on
bettering their reputation. Work hard
to be better than honda. When i talk
to car enthusiast...they don't talk
about VW. Would like to know that if I
bought a VW...consumer guide wouldn't
dog it so bad.
this is my 6th new VW
and through the last three model runs
mk2, jetta3 and now Golf GTI IV the
improvement is outstanding not to
mention the extra room and the refined
interior and ergonomics,quality of trim
and details like heated seats and
traction control make this vehicle a
class in its own. Only issues have been
the ignition coil recall which I was
able to crawl the car to the dealer and
a loaner and immediate one day repair
where provided,also pwer window mech
failed but also was repaired on the spot
maintenance has been 3 $50 services
and so far 2 years into it that is all
other than gas that Ihave invested in
Great power and gas mileage,handling
and comfort features
heated seats in rear so friends aren't
jealous,fix power window issue